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KCRW’s Left, Right & Center Live!
Feb 20 • 8:00 pm(All times are in PDT)
KCRW’s Left, Right & Center Live!
Super Thursday (the Super Tuesday pre-show)
Date & Time
Thursday, February 20, 2020
Doors | 7pm
Show | 8pm
1310 11th St
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Josh Barro, the host and Center of the show, moderates the lively conversation with Left panelist Elizabeth Bruenig, Right panelist Tim Carney, and special guests Keli Goff and Gustavo Arellano. Who’s the likely Democratic nominee? Which candidate is reaching voters? Does it matter that California’s primary will now be held on Super Tuesday? And what will the Super Tuesday results say about the 2020 presidential election? Josh and the panel will make their best predictions for the Democratic presidential race and more. Left, Right & Center is your civilized yet provocative antidote to the self-contained opinion bubbles that dominate political debate. At this show, you’ll hear some of the brightest political thinkers agree, disagree, predict, rant and more.
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Josh Barro (Host & Center)
Josh Barro is the host of Left, Right & Center, KCRW’s weekly, civilized-yet-provocative discussion of political news from perspectives across the ideological spectrum. He is also the co-host of KCRW’s LRC Presents: All The President’s Lawyers, which focuses exclusively on Donald Trump’s legal problems. He is New York Magazine’s business columnist, covering company and industry trends and the relationship between business and government. Before entering journalism, he worked in policy research for think tanks and as a real-estate banker at Wells Fargo. He holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Harvard College.
Liz Bruenig (Left)
Elizabeth Bruenig is an opinion writer at the New York Times. In 2019, Liz was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in Feature Writing for her piece “What Do We Owe Her Now?”, published at the Washington Post. Formerly an opinion columnist and assistant editor at the Post, Liz has also written for the New Republic, The Nation, Jacobin Magazine, The Atlantic and other publications. Liz graduated with honors from Brandeis and received her master’s in Christian theology as a Marshall Scholar at the University of Cambridge. She is from Arlington, Texas, and she now lives in Washington D.C. with her husband and two daughters.
Tim Carney (Right)
Tim Carney is the Senior Political Columnist at the Washington Examiner and a Resident Fellow at American Enterprise Institute. He is also the author of three books, most recently Alienated America: Why Some Places Thrive While Others Collapse. He is a protege of the late columnist Robert Novak. Tim and his wife live in the Washington, DC, area and raise six children.
Keli Goff (Special Guest)
A Columnist for The Daily Beast, Keli Goff’s essays and articles have also appeared in New York Magazine, The Guardian, Glamour, and The Washington Post. Her credits as a screenwriter include the critically acclaimed superhero series Black Lightning. She was nominated for two Emmy Awards for her work as a producer on the 2018 Netflix documentary Reversing Roe, which chronicled the key legal cases and political battles that have shaped America’s abortion debate.
Gustavo Arellano (Special Guest)
Gustavo Arellano is author of Orange County: A Personal History and Taco USA:How Mexican Food Conquered America, a featured writer for the Los Angeles Times, andhas been essayist and reporter for various publications and a frequent commentator onradio and television. He was formerly editor of OC Weekly, an alternative newspaper inOrange County, California, and penned the award-winning “¡Ask a Mexican!,” anationally syndicated column in which he answered any and all questions aboutAmerica’s spiciest and largest minority. Gustavo is the recipient of awards ranging fromthe Association of Alternative Newsweeklies Best Columnist to the Los Angeles PressClub President’s Award to an Impacto Award from the National Hispanic MediaCoalition, and was recognized by the California Latino Legislative Caucus with a 2008Spirit Award for his “exceptional vision, creativity, and work ethic.” Gustavo is a lifelongresident of Orange County and is the proud son of two Mexican immigrants, one whomcame to this country in the trunk of a Chevy.